What do I have? Linnen cartridge marked with Calibre 54


#1

Need some help to identify a cartridge. It is marked:
Calibre 54
C.W. Cartridge Co.
Also have a small picture of a bison buffalo
It is 59mm long and the bullet is 14mm in diameter.
Have some pictures of it that might help.


#2

[quote=“johansweden”]Need some help to identify a cartridge. It is marked:
Calibre 54
C.W. Cartridge Co.
Also have a small picture of a bison buffalo
It is 59mm long and the bullet is 14mm in diameter.
Have some pictures of it that might help.[/quote]
Sounds as if you have a recently made up cartridge for reenacting purposes. The C.W. most likely stands for Civil War. M. Rea


#3

C.W. Cartridge Company
71 Hackensack St.
Wood Ridge N.J.
Also made by them in a .50 caliber with a 300 grain bullet. These are Nitrated, Lubricated paper cartridges as a quote from the 10 round (sealed) box. No zip (postal) code on the box so probably pre-1960’s (if that is when the zip code was started) Box also states “use only black powder or Pyrodex” “CAUTION NEVER USE Smokeless Powder” and “For use with Sharps- origionals- reproductions -rifles-carbines & Robinson Confederates”. The box also pictures a flat based / flat nosed slug with three grease grooves and calls it "Buffalo Slug Solid"
Have the same round you mention in both red and white paper, both with black printing.
Hope this is of help.